Jonathan Kelsey designs for Vauxhall
Renowned shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey completes his Vauxhall Collective commission with a luxurious driving set available to buy.
Hailed as the "British Louboutin", shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey brings glamour and sophistication to British drivers with his luxury driving set, consisting of key fob, driving gloves and steering wheel cover in his trade mark metallic leather and heavy black stitching. Studded gold leather driving gloves, compliment the steering wheel cover's metallic black and brown leather perfectly and the beautifully crafted key fob completes the set.
Jonathan was tasked by Vauxhall to design a piece on the theme of the Great British Road Trip, as part of the Vauxhall Collective programme, a scheme to support up and coming creatives in the UK. Having worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry including Jimmy Choo, Jonathan took inspiration from the materials he worked with day to day as a shoe designer.
"When I first got the brief from Vauxhall, I started to think about the idea of a road trip", commented Kelsey, "so I decided to focus on the pleasure of the road trip, being out on the open road and the idea of driving being a stylish adventure. I wanted to create something that had a very luxurious feel to it and also celebrated the glamour of road trips in days gone by."
The stunning driving set, a limited run of only 25, is available through the Vauxhall Collective website and costs £195.
Jonathan Kelsey was chosen to be a member of the Vauxhall Collective for 2008/09 by a Style Council made up of industry experts, including members from Central St Martins, London College of Fashion and Vauxhall Fashion Scout. The Vauxhall Collective for 2008/09 is made up of six categories, across fashion, film, photography, theatre, craft and design and fine art, and the commissions total in the region of £120,000. This significant arts support programme in the UK, reflects Vauxhall's ongoing commitment to supporting style and design.